University of Phoenix
December 17th, 2011
Management roles are different in each organization depending on the size of the organization. The following paper will discuss the management roles in a business with less than 50 employees and a business with more than 500 employees. A brief overview of each organization will be given along with a description of the hierarchical organization of each. Why or why not the hierarchical organization of each business works or not will also be discussed and the IT function of each business. Management roles in a business with less than 50 employees have the same functions as a manager in a business with more than 500 employees; it’s just on a much smaller scale. Today there are four main functions that managers conduct on a daily basis in an organization. The four main managerial functions are: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. (Robbins & Judge, 2011). The business I selected with less than 50 employees is the local independently-owned 7-eleven. A brief overview of 7-eleven is a convenience store/gas station that supplies various products from food to lottery tickets for customers to purchase. The store has anywhere from 6-10 employees working the various shifts for business 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hierarchical organization of 7-eleven on a store level is as follows from top-down: Owner, manager, assistant manager, clerk. On a corporate level, the hierarchical organization of 7-eleven is as follows represented by the 7-eleven corporate management team: President & CEO, Executive VP & COO, Executive VP & CFO, Senior VP of Merchandising, Marketing, and Logistics, Senior VP General Counsel and Secretary, Senior VP of Human Resources, and the International Senior VP. (7-eleven Management Team, 2011). The hierarchical organization for 7-eleven doe’s work in this situation because of the low number of employees to...